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Iran and the Eurasian Transport Initiatives: Short-term Challenges, Long-term Opportunities
21 Feb 2019 21:07

Hamidreza Azizi

Iran and the Eurasian Transport Initiatives: Short-term Challenges, Long-term Opportunities

Introduction As a country with rich energy resources, Iran has, in its contemporary history, always been dependent on oil and gas revenues for economic growth and development. Although the availability of energy resources is basically considered a blessing for any country, which can provide the ...

24 Jul 2018 22:17

Hamed Kazemzadeh

JCPOA and Iran-Azerbaijan Economic Ties

Introduction Azerbaijan plays a central and decisive role in Iran’s regional policies in the Caucasus, and relations are shaped by a range of different factors including geographical and geopolitical proximity, ethnic and religious commonalities, economic ties, Azeri-speaking communities in ...

5 Jan 2018 22:23

Elias Vahedi

Outcomes of Continued Cooperation among Iran, Russia and Azerbaijan

A recent visit to Iran by presidents of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan proved that the three countries are resolute and determined to form a new model of trilateral regional cooperation. During a visit to Iran by the Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in 2015, the presidents of Iran ...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on April 23, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel
18 Oct 2017 11:18

Mohsen Pakaeen

Two New Weapons Strategies of Israel in the Caucasus

A report on the suspension of the sale of Israeli arms to Azerbaijan was released following last month’s visit to Armenia by the Israeli Regional Cooperation Minister, Tzachi Hanegbi. According to news reports, Israel has not only given up the sale of drone operators to Azerbaijan, but also ...

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) and Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev (2nd L) attend the opening ceremony of Contemporary Turkish Painters Exhibition held for 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan in Baku, Azerbaijan on September 06, 2017
20 Sep 2017 23:37

Mohsen Pakaeen

Turkish Cultural Influence in Azerbaijan

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 created a great opportunity for Turkey to be fully present in the five republics of Central Asia and the Caucasus - Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. In fact, Turkey, as the only Turkish- speaking country in the world, has tried ...

Azerbaijan’s Week of Culture was kicked off with the presence of Iranian and Azerbaijani officials, as well as more than sixty Azeri artists on July 4, 2017 in Tehran, Iran.
11 Jul 2017 23:34

Mohsen Pakaeen

A Good Start for the Cultural Interactions between Tehran and Baku

In the past week, an important event took place in the Iranian culture. Azerbaijan’s Week of Culture was held with the presence of Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, and more than sixty Azeri artists in the Iranian cities of Tehran, Isfahan and Ardabil.   Four ...

10 Jun 2017 11:14

Vali Kaleji

Reasons behind Central Asian and Caucasian Leaders' Participation at Riyadh Summit

In the Arab-Islamic-American Summit with the presence of Donald Trump, the President of the United States, and more than fifty heads of Arabic and Islamic countries held in the International Exhibition and Convention Center in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia, on 21 May 2017, the fact that ...

8 May 2017 11:22

Sadegh Sadeghpour

Aras Free Zone and Its Potentials for Expanding Iran-Russia Economic Cooperation

  Aras Free Zone is an environment ready for the bilateral and multilateral economic cooperation between Iran and Russia and the countries of the South Caucasus. Aras Free Zone with an area of 51,000 hectares of land, relying on its fully prepared investment infrastructure (facilities including ...

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif (R-6), President of Iran Hassan Rouhani (R-5), Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R-4) and other leaders pose for a photo during the 13th Economy Cooperation Organization Summit in Islamabad, Pakistan on March 1, 2017
26 Mar 2017 11:57

Hamidreza Azizi

ECO and Economic Multilateralism Triangle in Eurasia

  Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital, hosted the 13th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) on March 1, 2017. At the meeting in which the rotating presidency was given from Azerbaijan to Pakistan, Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s President, also attended, and made a speech. In his ...

Dancers perform during the Newroz celebrations around the Maiden Tower in Baku, Azerbaijan on March 18, 2017
18 Mar 2017 20:52

Bahram Amirahmadian

Nowruz, a Ritual for Thanking God for His Blessings

  Ze kuy-e yār miāyad nasim-e bād Nowruzi. Az in bād ar madad khāhi cherāgh-e del bar afruzi.                                  ...

19 Aug 2016 18:27

Hamidreza Azizi

Why Iran’s Diplomatic Success to Its North Is Not Replicated to Its South

Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, hosted the presidents of Iran and Russia on Aug. 8 for the first trilateral summit of the three countries. The three leaders reached agreements on a range of issues, from efforts to pave the way for the development of the North-South Transit Corridor, to coordinating ...

Looking at the Nagorno-Karabakh Ongoing Conflict through the Lens of Turkey; What Is Next for Ankara?
10 May 2016 18:42

Vali Golmohammadi

Looking at the Nagorno-Karabakh Ongoing Conflict through the Lens of Turkey; What Is Next for Ankara?

At first glance, due to its instantaneous support from Azerbaijan in the recent clash between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Turkey has been recognized as a prime actor of ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In contrary to common belief, because of the serious internal and external challenges that faces in ...